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Place of fall: El Quemado Colony, on the outskirts of Acapulco, State of Guerrero, Mexico. 16°53'N, 99°54'W.

Date of fall: August 11, 1976, at 11 a.m. local time.

Class and type: Acapulcoite achondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 1914 g.

Our Product #: M0004

Product Description

Acapulco is a primitive achondrite belonging to the acapulcoite-lodranite family. Acaapulco is the type specimen for all acapulcoite achondrite meteorites. It was probably formed on a common parent body along with the Lodranites, due to their very similar mineralogy and other diagnostic characteristics (i.e. they were ejected from the asteroid belt at the same time, about 6 million years ago).

The fall was collected by Sr. Leodegario Cardenas. He reported that "the bolide followed a west to east trajectory, producing a buzz similar to that of a small aeroplane and an impact like that of a cannon ball. It landed by 11 in the morning, and it was collected from a small crater, some 30 cm deep. 15 minutes later; the bush around was splashed radially away and the stone was cool."

This 0,078g sample consists of cutting dust and crumbs in a gelatin capsule.

Tech Details

Weight 0.078g


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